Tips and Training

October 7, 2015

Dear IndieCommerce participant,

This is Cool!
Color-code your event calendars (monthly and weekly views) with top lines to allow for easy organization and user navigation. For example, use a blue line on days with “Author Signings”, and a yellow one on days with “Story Time.” A great example is how WORD Bookstore indicates which of its two locations is host for the event: blue for Brooklyn, orange for Jersey City—

Click here for instructions on how to implement this feature.


Focus on Kids Books
Gift time is right around the corner and stores can highlight a great selection of children’s books now by linking to the 2015 ABC Best Books Catalog. Follow this link from your IndieCommerce site to access the catalog:

Note: you must use the entire link including the site domain for it to work.


Webinar Feedback: “The presenters were very prepared and I was able to learn new solutions!”
Thank you to all the stores that have participated in our webinar series, and we are glad they are proving helpful. Order Processing, Part 2 takes place on October 21. Part 1 was filled to capacity — the limit is 30 people per webinar—and sign up opens a week before, on October 14.

Thanks for reading. Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions.

Geetha Nathan and the IndieCommerce team

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Geetha Nathan, IndieCommerce Manager
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